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time sin the scandal broke, president obama weighed in on general david petraeus. >> he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. >> reporter: one lingering question has been whether nag that you will security was threatened much the army has now suspended paula broadwell's security clearance. she is david petraeus' biographer with whom he had an affair. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: also new today, we learned that david petraeus will testify before the house intelligence committee on friday about the deadly benghazi attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. it will be closed to the public. >> we are learning more about jill kelly and her it twin sister natalie. natalie kowam has local ties. general petraeus helped her during a custody fight. there are several reports that she is being sued in montgomery county for not paying legal fees. at for jill k
the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the cia with respect to this personal matter that he's now dealing with, with his family and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation and i accepted it. >> the house panel is looking into the government's handling of the deadly september attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. tomorrow they will hear from david petraeus. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. >> reporter: this is something congressional leaders have been calling for and now general petraeus will be here on capitol hill. his input is seen as critical regarding the attacks in benghazi and also he's expected to be asked about his affair and that fbi investigation. after calls by congressional leadership former cia director david petraeus will testify before cong
. >> we need to seize the moment. >> president obama will have to replace david patraeus at the cia. and choose a handful of new cabinet members including a new secretary of state. republicans have been critical of one possible choice. un ambassador susan rice because of interviews she gave after the attacks in libya. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> president said if he thinks rice is the best person for the job, he will nominate her. cbs news. >> and congressional leaders from both parties are invited to the white house friday to begin the talks on how to avoid that fiscal cliff. >>> israel launched 20 airstrikes. the leader one of 10 people killed. two young children were also among those casualties. this is the largest attack on the palestinian territory in four years. military officials warn the conflict could escalate into a ground operation. >>> two drivers and a student taken to the hospital after a crash. that pick-up truck you see rammed into that bus you see right there. right at the intersection of route 30
denounced romney's remarks and keeping in the campaign spirit, obama senior adviser david axelrod tweeted the following. "still looking at america through that 47% prism, mitt tells donors the takers did him in." >>> more news now. protests over austerity measures over europe continued late into the night. millions marched peacefully. as the day wore on, tensions boiled in over spain's capital madr madrid. protesters vandalized buildings and they clashed with officers. we want to take a early look at the markets with all that as the backdrop. steve, good morning to you. >> peter, very good day to you as well. let me tie in the story with what you've been talking about in the united states, ie, the debate on going after the lection about austerity, about the fiscal cliff. we have our own fiscal cliff in europe. it is called austerity. it is going on especially throughout southern europe. it is designed to get the deficits and these enormous debt to gdp levels under control. the problem, of course, is there a human cost and there is an economic cost. the cost of the human front is unemploym
. >>> there was also a chance to ask president obama about the scandal of david petraeus. he saysed the no impact on national security. he is also with holding judgment about whether he should have been notified sooner about the petraeus investigation. and the f.b.i. agent who took up kelly's complaint. "the new york times" reports him as a counter terror investigator in the tampa office. that led to petraeus's resignation as c.i.a. director. >>> questioned the notification time line with the f.b.i. director and c.i.a. director. the top democrat on the house intelligence committee says because the f.b.i. investigation was criminal in nature. the agency didn't have to notify the white house. >> it began as a criminal investigation involving a seeber threat and that is where the investigation started. investigations e solve involve. information comes out and as you see it has evolved to other situation. and the investigation is not over and the f.b.i. has a lot more work to do. >> they continue to look through documents t. pentagon has suspended her security clearancens and mcdill air force base ha
in the harshest attacks in years. >>> president obama faced a barrage of questions today. chief among them. what he knew and when, about the scandal involving david petreas. as craig roswell reports, the president also defended an ambassador who's taking heat from the gop. >> reporter: president obama says that he has no evidence that the national security was threatened involving david petreas and the. >> i'm withholding judgment with respect to how the entire process surrounding general petreas came up. >> reporter: top law makers were angry that they were kept in the dark that led to the petreas resignation. why can't the president aggressively defended u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me, but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with bengazi and was simply making a presentation, to bad her reputation is outrageous. but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford. >> reporter: congress has until the end of this year to come
on what obama senior strais david axelrod had said about the obama campaign's evident to target key demographics, most specifically women. that was the other demographic targeted by the president bought with free birth control obviously. as for paul ryan, he just can't believe urban americans managed to leave their sad, cramped apartments and tenments and made the long trek to the voting booth. >> i think the surprise was some of the turnout. some of the turnout especially in urban areas which definitely gave president obama the big margin to win this race. >> apparently mr. ryan forgot his opponents were giving out free birth control. should have seen that coming. now, some in the gop are trying to escape this whirling vortex of deep denial and blame, especially those looking to run in 2016. louisiana governor bobby jindal was out at a mike within hours. >> i absolutely reject that notion, that description. i think that's absolutely wrong. i don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party. >> well, into which dimension the party is headed still
from david axelrod, the top obama strategist, saying, "still looking at america through that 47% prism. mitt tells donors the takers did him in." and diane, we learned that romney talked to bill clinton after the election. he said on that call today that clinton told him, "i thought you were going to win, then the hurricane happened." romney using the hurricane in his discussions, too, as his reasons why. >> okay, david, thank you. this is late breaking news, i know you'll be back with made in america in just a moment. >>> but now we will go overseas to the tension rising between israelis and the palestinians today, because israel killed the military leader of the palestinian militant group hamas, in an air strike. look. this is the car in gaza, carrying the hamas commander as an israeli rocket hits it. israel said this was retaliation for rockets fired by palestinian militants. overall, israel hitting 20 targets. it's being called the most serious escalation in violence there in four years. >>> and back here at home, a very big drama today, about the meningitis outbreak. the man who o
after me. >> reporter: for the first time, president obama weighed in on the scandal that cost david petraeus his job as cia director. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: tomorrow the president sits down with leaders from both parties at the white house. and their big topic, the fiscal cliff. rob, paula, back to you. >> a fly on that wall. the president takes a break today from the fiscal crisis ills to visit some storm damaged areas here in new york. the president will meet with residents and first responders during an afternoon visit. thousand of people on long island are still without power. now more than two weeks after sandy hit. new york's governor has asked for $30 billion in federal money to rebuild after the storm. >> they need it. former cia director, david petraeus, will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was head of the cia en ambassado
was president obama kept in the dark about cia director david petraeus' affair with paula broadwell until after the election? i'm only in my 60's... i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision guide. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. you'll be able to visit any doctor or hospital that accepts medicare patients. plus, there are no networks, and you never need a referral. see why millions of people have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp. don't wait. call now. >>> another "keeping them honest" report t
, david, why should the gop say to obama, all right, we didn't want $1.6 trillion of revenues, but we'll give you another $800 billion of revenues. >> that's a lot. >> that's a lot of money, david webb. do you think that's money well spent? do you think the gop should compromise on that? what's that all about? >> no, i don't think they should. i think what they should do, larry, instead of getting into the argument that keith wants to have, let's look at the policy. how do we raise revenues to the government without changing -- we have tax reform, you mentioned it, we need tax reform. we have got to change some of the things within the tax code. we've got to free up corporations so they can make money. then we can talk about getting rid of subsidies. this government is looking to simply take money in and tell us that they know how to spend it better than we do. you saw the market reaction after election day, down 300-plus. you see the market going down. that's because even though we're the last best hope basically against europe or greece or anybody else, we're getting investment in t
president obama showered voters with gifts. david muir has that story. >> romney leaving his hotel the day after the election, next to the convention center where we was to deliver the one speech he had written, his victory speech, but mitt romney has been explaining his loss. it started at a breakfast the very next morning. now today, eye-opening explanation yet during a conference call with a even larger group of donors. he is saying that he won in part because of gifts the obama administration had given to particular groups in this country. >> what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of base coalition given extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then work aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> among those groups the gifts went to, romney discusses the african-american community, young people and hispanic community. here offering one of gifts to them. >> what the president did he gave them two -- one big gift on immigration with the dream act and amnesty program. >> second thing to get hispanic voters? >> number two, put in place obamacare which ba
. >>> three congressional hearings are scheduled for september 11th. lawmakers will also look at the obama's response that killed four americans including chris stevens. tomorrow general david petraeus will testify in front of the committee about that attack. >>> the fbi agent who helped start the investigation that led to general david petraeus' resignation has now been identified. his name is frederic kris humphries. it led to the discovery of the extramarital affair between general david petraeus and paula broadwell. and now more ball out at the port of oakland. a source tells us an internal audit of 200,000 to thousands of dollars are now implicated. omar left following our report that linked him to uh-huhston strip club. the maritime director james won he can sponged that bill. >>> -- ex-sponged that bill. >>> she said she was collecting for roselie house. she said it was a shelter for battered women but when our rita williams approached her, she packed up her lock box and ran away. >> do you feel bad that you are collecting under false pretences? if you are legitimate why are you run
in on friday. details on that, plus more storms on the way this weekend, coming up 789 . >>> president obama held his first news conference since being reelected. he talked about everything from the looming fiscal cliff to the scandal that brought down david petraeus. >> i hear you have some questions for me. >> reporter: at a press conference where president obama wanted to focus on plans for the next four years, the first question arose from the past few days. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. >> reporter: the president said his former cia chief's abrupt resignation following the exposure of an extra marital affair was based on a personal decision. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: next topic, the looming fiscal cliff where tax hikes and spending cuts kick in in the beginning of the year unless congress strikes a deal. >> i'm open to compromise and new ideas. >> we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax
: just when you thought the election was over, david axelrod, obama strategist tweeting after learning of the new audio recording saying, still looking at america through that 47% prism, saying mitt tells donors, the takers did him in. david muir, abc news, new york. >> wow. just trying to figure out how immigration, college and health care are racial issues. and then secondly, i know again, narrative out of the election, folks of color got president obama in. but if you look at all the numbers that were trending in the president's direction, weeks, month, in november, his job approval rating was up. direction of the economy poll numbers were up, overall direction of the country was up, it's a bigger story than to say blacks, latinos single women looking for contraception got together to get the president in. part of it. a big parting of it. not the only part of it. for a party that need to bring people back in, there is a pretty divisive things. >> yeah, somewhat surprising. but they ran on that. we need to really limit the entitlement programs. i think that is going to be a challenge
. >> thanks to president obama for the confidence -- >> reporter: david petraeus no longer heads the cia, but he's volunteered to testify this week to congressional benghazi hearings as new details emerge about the e-mails that helped end petraeus' career. >> he's provided this country an extraordinary service. >> reporter: speaking for the first time about the scandal wednesday, president obama praised petraeus for extraordinary service saying he's seen no signs of a national security breach over the course of the investigation. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would've had negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: republican senators brushed off that scandal calling the attack on benghazi far more important. >> there's the weird and the strange and the human failings in one camp. and there is a legitimate question about national security being breached in the other camp. >> reporter: meanwhile, paula broadwell remained at her brother's home in washington on wednesday still not talking. but off
his controversial 47% remarks, suggesting president obama bought key voter support. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: mitt romney leaving the hotel after the election, next to the convention center, where he hoped to deliver the one speech he had written, his victory speech. but now, since the election, abc news has learned mitt romney has been explaining his loss to his closest advisers and top donors. and it started at a breakfast the very next morning. perhaps his most eye-opening explanation yet, during a conference call with a large number of donors. romney argued president obama won in part because of gifts the obama administration has given to particular groups of this country. >> what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition. give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government. and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> reporter: among those groups the gifts went to, romney discusses the african-american community, young people and the hispanic community. here, offering one of the gifts to them. >> what the pr
better at doing that. >> jp, senior obama campaigned a virz david action l roll sent out this tweet in response, saying still looking for america through that 47% prism that tells donors to take him in. do romney's remarks hurt republicans at a time when they're trying to reach out to minority voters? trying to change the narrative here? >> it hurts. unfortunately for romney, he's going to play much less of a roll in the party now that his bid is over, now that he lost the election. i think people like bobby jindal will have a much louder voice. i think it's a little bit of a step back. but bobby jindal is putting forward the right kind of message, which is the republican party should be going after 100% of voters, not just 53%. >> and governor jindal was visibly annoyed by mitt romney ease comments. but the question may be, did he do a good job in speaking for republicans, trying to find a way forward? a different way? >> i think governor jindal said all things. the test will come in the months and years about the positions the republican party will have to change. the first test i
on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> that was president obama speaking publicly about general david petraeus's problems with sex, lies and e-mail. tonight we found out the name of jill kelley's shirtless fbi agent friend who helped get this whole investigation started, the investigation into broadwell's e-mail, frederick humphreys. . he told house majority leader kantor about the investigation. kantor was asked about this during his press conference today. >> i received information from an individual who i had not met before, did not know. the information that was sent to me sounded to me as if there was a potential for a national security vulnerability. i had no way of corroborating the story that i was told and felt that the best thing to do at the time was not to politicize it but to put national security first. >> penn, i know you doesn't follow every twist and turn in washington. that guy you were just watching, eric cantor, he has not yet been caught in a sex scandal. there's about a dozen of them who have not actually yet -- >> okay. >> your new book "every day
. there's pizza in staten island and -- i'm not surprised. we were warned reelect that obama would have dire consequences for our union, for our standing in the world, and retail! >> west gate resort c.e.o. david siegel e-mailed his employees and said he would have no choice but to fire people if president obama is reelected and his personal income tax rates go up. robert murray, c.e.o. of murray energy sent a letter to his employees hectoring them to donate to the company's political action committee telling them if they did not "the coal industry will be eliminated and so will your jobs." >> jon: well, guess what? those people were right. despite no objective change in who's running the country or the situation the country is in, c.e.o.s are taking action. like coal magnate robert murray who said he would have to fire people if obama won and then fired people while they were still counting florida. who would have thought? (laughter) a prophecy fulfilled by the professor seer. like a weather man forecasting scattered showers and then running up on the roof and peeing on people. (laught
their lives? >> shepard: in his first presidential press conference since last march, mr. obama was finally asked about libya and he faced embarrassing questions about david petraeus. >> you can assure the american people that there have been no breaches of national security in the scandal involving generals petraeus and allen? >> bill: we'll analyze the presidential press conference today and what it means to you. >> i'm an honorary consul general so i have volumability. >> now it seems one of the women involved in the general petraeus sex candle may be a loon. we will have the latest on this story. >> miller will react to the press conference. and miller still have chick-fil-a on his mind. >> they say general tsou's chicken and i say i don't think so. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. hi i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the presidential press conference, that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. mostly a waste of time. as mr. obama did what he always does, provided long-winded answers to general quest
. >>> another keeping them honest report. why was president obama kept in the dark about cia drirector david petraeus' affair with paula broadwell until after the election? attorney general eric holder knew in late summer of at fair. that information according to the white house was never passed until months later. consider this, the director of the c.i.a. was having an extramarital affair, communicating with his mistress via an unsecure e-mail account and potentially putting national security at risk. obama was asked about the investigation today during the news conference. >> i am withholding judgment. with respect to how the entire process surrounding general petraeus came up. we don't have all of the information yet. but i want to say that i have a lot of confidence generally in the fbi and they have a difficult job. and so i'm going to wait and see. >> the white house says there are protocols, that's the word they used, that must be followed when notifying the white house about the criminal investigations. but to be fair, there is a 2007 memo by then attorney general michael mukasey abo
, including ambassador chris stevens. republicans have been criticizing the obama administration for not responding quickly enough to the violence outside the consulate. >>> david petraeus will testify before the house intelligence committee tomorrow. it was unclear until yesterday whether petraeus would still answer questions after his sudden resignation as cia director. his close friend said petraeus did not like conspiracies going around that he had something to hide. he will not answer questions about the sex scandal that cost him his job. >>> president obama is defending susan rice. republicans have criticized her for insisting the aing ta was sparked by anger over an anti-islam film despite the fact that it was a coordinated attack. >>> the fbi's top brass will spend a second day on capitol hill giving lawmakers were details about the investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation. fbi director robert muler and shawn joys met privately yesterday. one federal agent says paula broadwell sent e-mails to several high-ranking military officers in an attempt in undermine
the information yet. >> general david petraeus resigned after admitting to an affair with his biographer, house last brother's night. 's file e-mails sent by pawlenty -- hostile emails sent by broadwell. barack obama is desperate to move on, but the message from capitol hill is not so fast. members of congress are troubled by questions about david petraeus. to address them, they summoned the man himself. general petraeus has agreed to give evidence behind closed doors about the killing in libya, including a u.s. ambassador. they want to know when they became aware this was a terror attack and not a spontaneous protests. some republicans are demanding watergate-style hearings. >> i am concerned about american lives in benghazi, the president not telling the truth about what happened there and what he knew and when he knew it, and that is why we need a special committee. >> i think it is important to find out what happened in benghazi, and i am happy to cooperate in any way congress wants. we will provide information we have, and we will continue to provide information. he did speak about climate
on aerial tours of the bay area. >> at first, president obama breaks his silence on the growing cia scandal, as calls >>> the senate house intelligence committees have begun their investigation of the david petraeus affair. interviews today behind closed doors, as rob roth reports, president obama made his first public remarks since the cia director resigned last friday. >>> in his first press conference since his reelection, the first question was about the sex scandal involving former cia director, david petraeus. >> i have no evidence at this point, from what i've seen, that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: word from washington is petraeus has agreed to testify this week, possibly as soon as tomorrow, before a congressional inquiry into the deadly attacks in benghazi. republicans began calls for a watergate style investigation into the attacks. >> what did the president know? when did he know it? and what did he do about it? >> reporter: reports also surfaced that the fbi found classified military
. the stock is definitely moving on that news. david: thank you very much. liz: president obama visiting s.i. to do a site survey of the message damage caused by superstar sandy. he says he is committed to seeing the rebuilding of new york. david: another area still hurting from the devastation of the storm is in queens, new york elizabeth mcdowell is there with a look at what all this destruction has created. >> reporter: that's right. this is normally a beach community. abbey's area, jacob riis park, but the parking lot has been turned into a temporary landfill now stretching one-and-a-half miles. and just within the last ten minutes i'm telling you, about 15 dump trucks including 80 wheeler's pulled up. you're going to see off in the distance, these piles have grown throughout the day to reaching almost three stories high. basically this landfill will take about 400,000 tons of 11 or 12 pounds and -- towns in the community, business districts, whole neighborhoods, and that 400,000 tons is about the size of the weight of the u.s. space station according to a new york official. and so the
. middle-class families, one way or another, are making up the difference. >> reporter: mr. obama also faced questions on the other major story in washington right now, the extra-marital affair that ended david petraeus' career as c.i.a. director. today, he said he's seen no evidence that national security was compromised. >> obviously, there's an ongoing investigation. i don't want to comment on the specifics of the investigation. the f.b.i. has its own protocols in terms of how they proceed. we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. and my main hope right now is-- is that he and his family are able to move on and that this ends up being a single side note on what has otherwise been an extraordinary career. >> reporter: the president was pressed on whether he should have been informed sooner of the f.b.i.'s investigation. he said he was withholding judgment. >> i think you're going to have to talk to the f.b.i. in terms of what their general protocols are when it comes to what started off as a potential criminal investigation. and one of the challenges here is-- is
to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> eliot: mr. obama also waded into the scandal that saw general david petraeus step down as director of the c.i.a. he offered assurances that damage from petraeus' affair was at least so far confined to the general and his family, and offered some words of support. >> obama: i have no evidence at this point from what i've seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. i want to emphasize that from my perspective, at least he has provided this country an extraordinary service. we are safer because of the work that dave petraeus has done. >> eliot: and the president had nothing but praise for the quote, exemplary work of u.n. ambassador susan rice, a possible frontrunner to be the next secretary of state. republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham have called rice unthus worthy and unqualified for a promotion for her comments that an anti-muslim video triggered the benghazi attack that skilled four americans. president obama insisted
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